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the gang is all here. elizabeth, lawrence, everybody getting in on this beautiful day and we unfortunately have a couple of traffic problems but lawrence let's start with the good news. >> let's start with the good stuff. we have lots of sunshine around the bay area today, recordbreaking temperatures again. six records fell yesterday, could see more than that today. how about this. if we hit each one of these forecasted temperatures, those will all be records. mid-80s in san francisco, mid- 80s in oakland, mid-80s in san jose. you get the idea. 86 degrees in santa rosa. but there is a cooldown on the way and showers in the forecast. more on that in a minute. let's check on the traffic and not so good news. >> out towards eastbound 580, we are sending chopper 5 to the scene of this big rig fire. the trailer of that big rig is completely engulfed right now. they were talking about eastbound 580 at north flynn. it is off to the right shoulder so not blocking lanes. fire crews if they are not there, they are going to be there shortly so they could block lanes. you can see that line of slow traffic westbound already
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coming out of the altamont pass. we'll have more details on that plus ace train delays, as well. back to you. >> thank you. it is 6:01 now. more accusation of police misconduct in san francisco. another video has surfaced that appears to show officers entering an apartment without consent. anne makovec reports it was enough to convince a judge to dismiss a criminal case. she joins us now live. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, the judge threw out a felony case. it was a marijuana case, granted, and the man did have a medical marijuana card. but there are concerns now that this new video, this whole case, could show a broader spectrum of police misconduct here in san francisco. the judge tossed out that felony drug case after seeing this video. it's from security cameras of the local apartment building. these are the officers in the garage and in the hallway when they allegedly went into an apartment without consent or a
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search warrant. the video was shown by public defender jeff adachi. it apparently contradicts the officers' report that their badges were visible and they had received permission when they went into the suspect's apartment because of the smell of marijuana. >> i'm not going to jump up and down and panic every time jeff adachi states that the sky is falling. >> the smell of marijuana in this city is not an emergency circumstance. >> reporter: dozens of other cases have been dismissed recently because of video that raises questions about the accuracy of police reports. this is video from the henry hotel in the tenderloin where officers are again accused of end, a residence without -- of entering a residence without consent. they either need your consent, search warrant or for it to be an emergency situation. in all these cases, that simply was not the case according to the suspects and the public defender. we are waiting to hear from the police chief, a response, and we'll bring that to you. >> thank you, anne makovec live
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at san francisco. coming up on 6:03. prosecutors could rest their case in barry bonds' perjury trial. they plan to call three more witnesses to testify. prosecutors say they will not be calling any more baseball players though to the witness stand. yesterday, former ace slugger randy velarde testified he received performance-enhancing drugs from bonds' trainer greg anderson. velarde is one of four ballplayers to admit he got steroids from anderson. bonds is charged with lying to a grand jury that he never knowingly took steroids. the prosecution's remaining witnesses including bonds' former orthopedic surgeon dr. arthur ting, his former personal shopper kathy hoskins, and a drug testing expert. this morning, two home burglary suspects are behind bars a third being sought after a dramatic police manhunt in the east bay caught on tape.
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kiet do is in hayward to show us that pursuit. >> reporter: good morning. we are here in front. house where the surveillance cameras were located that captured the whole thing on tape yesterday morning. a hayward police officer was responding to a burglary call when he saw a getaway car heading at him on leeward street. the police cruiser crashed head on into the jeep. the three suspects made a run for it. the officer tackled one but the man got up and took off. s.w.a.t. searched the area house by house and then a few hours later a k-9 unit found one of the suspects hiding in a shed. a few hours after that, police surrounded a house and a negotiator called one of the suspects on his cell phone. what surprised officers, the guy actually picked up the cell phone. he admitted he was the guy they were looking for and then he surrendered. for neighbors on this quiet street, it was quite a spectacle. >> i think they were thinking they were either in our backyard or in the field behind
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us. >> reporter: and so neighbors and police have been on heightened alert lately because there have been a lot of burglaries and home invasions in this particular area. two of the suspects are charged with burglary and assaulting a police officer. the third guy is still on the loose. >> all right, kiet, thank you. kiet do in hayward. new this morning, a landslide threatening a mobile home park in mountain view. our photographer just sent back this video. this is at the sahara village mobile home park on el camino real where three homes have already been red-tagged. the familys who live there have been forced to evacuate. the concern is the homes may slide into a nearby creepy creek. -- into a nearby creek. businesses in capitola are open despite efforts to clean up flood damage. two flash floods in three days caused extensive damage to the coastal town. among the areas hardest hit was capitola village where at least one business, a coffeehouse, says it won't re-open right away. early damage estimates in the city are at about $10 million.
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but that's expected to go up as more problems are discovered. another problem spot is the pacific cove mobile home park. power there is still out. there is no sewer or water service either. all 43 spaces have either been red- or yellow-tagged and no one is allowed to stay there overnight. >> your life pretty much goes limbo for a couple of weeks until you get back in. >> engineers say a sinkhole at the park, too, which existed before the flood is now expanding. capitola's fire up and police departments and even city hall were also affected by those floods. >> it's just incredible how many stories we have had over the mud slides and the flooding and just terrible problems for a lot of residents out there. this week we are getting a bit of a break. 6:06. let's go ahead and check weather and traffic. lawrence we will start with you. short sweater already for a lot of people? >> shorts, sunglasses, get those shades out and get rid of the sunscreen we have high pressure building in and a much-
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needed break from all the stormy weather. we have seen above normal rainfall this year, snowpack is great, no water worries so let's get that break in here. we are getting it. huge dome of high pressure bringing us plenty of sunshine, but as well another round of record-breaking temperatures. still cool in the valleys now but already 61 degrees in san francisco. that offshore wind already starting to work outside. by the afternoon, cranking up these temperatures. 85 degrees in san jose. 86 in santa rosa. about 83 san rafael. 84 even in san francisco. record-breaking temperatures all around the bay area. elizabeth has traffic. ace train number one is still running about 35 minutes behind schedule. and we just checked and it sounds like ace train number three is en count earning the same signal problems so we -- encountering the same signal problems so we may see delays for number 3, as well.
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definitely right now for ace train one. all other mass transit on time. we have problems through the altamont pass. big rig fire, trailer still smoking. eastbound 580 before north flynn. fire crews have the right lane blocked off so they are there on scene. eastbound traffic is getting by fine. but unfortunately, westbound 580 you're seeing typical slow traffic from mountain house parkway all the way towards grant line with a 16-minute drive time between there and the dublin interchange. more traffic coming up. in the meantime, back up to you. >> all right, elizabeth. 6:08 your time. we are following east bay news out of the east bay. a toddler found wandering alone in the parking lot in the middle of the night. what his mom told 911, coming up. >> that radiation from japan is closer than you think. where trace are showing up in the u.s. food supply. >> attention, san francisco home owners. why today's your last chance to save a few bucks on your home when sydnie and i come back. ,,
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rt on rosewood a toddler found wandering by himself barefoot in a parking lot of a wal-mart in rosewood drive in pleasanton. we have just learned that the boy's mother called 911 a few minutes ago and said somehow that little boy got out of their apartment. they are expected to be reunited in a half hour. the little boy is okay. >> a happy mother there soon. it is 6:12 now. ten american sailors are recovering after an accident during a training exercise off the southern california coast. they were hurt when the engine of a fighter jet exploded on the flight deck of the uss john c. stennis. four of the sailors are in stable condition at the naval medical center in san diego. the other six were all treated on board the carrier for burns. the cause of the accident is still under investigation. today, nato taking over operations in the air over libya. but on the ground, there is cia activity.
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a team of operatives went in earlier this month and helped rescue an american crew member after an f-15 fighter jet crashed. the "new york times" reports the cia is also helping to direct air strikes. as for arming the rebels, that's something that's being considered by the u.s., britain and france. >> it may not have to be the united states. there is good reason to think that some european special forces could doas well. >> anti-government rebels are asking for more help. moammar qaddafi's ground forces are gaining ground against the rebels. it is 6:13. if you own a home here in san francisco, today's deadline to save thousands of dollars on your taxes. from sacramento to superhero, arnold schwarzenegger's first gig since leaving office. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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administration's risk level. apparent police misconduct leads to another case being tossed out in san francisco. the judge rejected drug charges after seeing security video. the tape appears to contradict the official police report on an arrest in the outer richmond district on march 1. and prosecutors could rest their case today in barry bonds' perjury trial. they plan to call three more witnesses to the stand. this week, several ballplayers testified they got steroids from bonds' trainer. bonds is charged with lying to a grand jury that never knowingly took steroids. let's talk about the great news today, more sunshine coming our way. we have the beautiful break in the sunshine, some record- breaking temperatures yesterday. we'll see temperatures soar all around the bay area, cool inland, temperatures showing up in the 60s at the coast. by the afternoon, here come the records. 70s at the beaches, 80s in the bay and valleys. plenty of sunshine under just a dominant reg ridge.
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this is about as good-looking a ridge of high pressure as you're going to see, folks, as we have that ridge sending any chance of rain well to the north. that's going to start to change tomorrow. we are going to begin to notice an onshore breeze kicking in that will bring back cooler temperatures. but today, sunshine, more recordbreaking temperatures all around the bay area, and these temperatures are going to be something else, drying things out in a hurry. 87 degrees los gatos, 87 campbell, 84 los altos, 58 palo alto, and 70s at the coast. east bay temperatures running up into the 80s in many spots, even in oakland 84, 84 san leandro. and about 82 degrees in richmond. north bay sunny skies, what a day to go to the beach, 73 degrees at stenson beach, 83 san anselmo, 84 degrees in sonoma. so looking out through the day today, a fantastic day, some record-breaking heat. tomorrow we start to cool things off especially near the coastline and inside the bay with some patchy fog returning,
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chance of showers, breezy conditions, yup, as we head in towards saturday, drying out sunday and monday. let's check your traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. we have gone ahead and launched chopper 5. chopper 5 right now over san francisco. they are over the bay bridge or just left the bay bridge. traffic is moving across okay there. they are heading to the scene of this. let's go to the maps. we can tell you about something going on, on city streets. hopefully chopper 5 will get here in the next couple of minutes. park presidio boulevard shut down in both directions between geary boulevard and california streets. again just north of golden gate park. both directions shut down as a downed power pole in that area. pg&e crews are on scene now but you're going to need to use the avenues to get around it in the meantime. also following this big rig fire. sounds like the fire is out. it was confined to the trailer section of the truck. this was eastbound 580 at north flynn so the trailer -- the tractor-trailer is off to the right shoulder but fire crews are still on scene blocking the
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right lane. so we were seeing a little bit of slow traffic eastbound but definitely very heavy traffic westbound 580. likely some spectator traffic in that area. drive time is growing now, 20 minutes on westbound 580 out of the altamont pass. starting to show around mountain house parkway and pretty slow ride all the way towards 680 and the dublin interchange. unfortunately, another day for delays on ace. ace train number one big delays this morning. up to 35 minutes right now on train number one dealing with some signal issues, possible delays as well for ace train number three apparently dealing with some similar signal issues this morning. bart, though, is on time as well as muni metro and caltrain. remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. if you want lower property taxes in san francisco, there is a deadline you need to know about. this is the last day you can ask for temporary property tax
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reductions for the next fiscal year. do you that through the assessor's office. the "chronicle" reports you can get a temporary reduction if the market value of your property has dropped below the assessed value. if you buy a hyundai after today there is no turning back now. the automaker's buy back offer ends today. the program started back in 2009. hyundai would buy back vehicles from owners who were laid off within a year of the purchase of that car. a spokesman said the program helped boost auto sales but it is all over after today. cal baseball may not have struck out after all. the amount of money needed by tomorrow to save the program. takes my entire career, bodybuilding, action movies, governorship, combines all those things into one and makes it into the "governator." >> he's back! the tv series, arnold schwarzenegger will now be a
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out after all. it could be good morning. chopper 5 is live over san francisco. we can see where police have dropped off a stretch of park presidio boulevard. this is just north of golden gate park. pg&e crews are out there now. there is a downed power pole. we haven't been able to see it yet but it is in lanes.
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they have blocked off a couple block stretch between geary and california. that is north of golden gate park. so we'll continue to bring you more traffic updates on this. in the meantime, the avenues are going to be your best alternate to get around this best. plus, we are still dealing with ace train delays, as well. more traffic in a couple of minutes. >> thank you. cal baseball may not have struck out after all. it could be reinstated after being scratched from the roster because of a lack of money. a former pitch for the cal bears, an attorney, has donated a half million dollars of his own money and has raised $9.4 million to save the team. the university has said the team needs $10 million, thought, to keep swinging. >> reporter: are you concerned that they won't accept this $9.4 million offer, this gift? >> i'm concerned that there is a chance for [ indiscernible ] restated -- at cal [ indiscernible ] >> gordon says he is trying to
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raise that extra money by tomorrow. the waiting is over, opening day for the san francisco giants. the world series champions taking on the dodgers in los angeles. they will meet 17 times this season. the giants home opener is next friday. those tickets have been sold out for quite some time. even the cheap seats are going for about $136 on stubhub. >> we'll be there for the noon show tomorrow, friday, against the cardinals. i can't wait. not only is baseball back, so it our former governor. >> arnold schwarzenegger it is in a new animated television series the "governator." >> takes my entire career basically, if it's bodybuilding, if it's action movies, if it's the governorship, takes automatic those things and combines it into one and -- takes all those things and combines it into and makes t "governator." >> it's the first stage of a
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franchise of tv cartoons that could lead to movies. a toddler found wandering alone in a wal-mart parking lot, his mother's explanation to police. coming up. plus, lock your cars, the problems found in one bay area city where theft is up 125%. >> and a head-on crash with cops and it is all caught on tape right here. the dramatic video of this east bay pursuit and the search for a suspect still on the loose tonight. concerns about police misconduct bolstered by new surveillance video. we'll check it out coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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kohara. your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, it is thursday, march 31. thanks for joining us. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time now is 6:30. we're going to start with a little quick check of your traffic and weather. we'll go to weather first because it's perfect out there. >> oh, my, yeah, it's been something else. yesterday we had 6 records around the bay area. a much-needed break after all the rain. tomorrow we'll probably see the peak of the heat. more records around the bay area. 85 in sonoma.
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enjoy it. we have changes on the way. first a check of traffic with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. let's go out towards san francisco. we'll go back out to chopper 5. we have been following this scene where there were reports of a downed power pole in lanes. so you can see where police have this area of park presidio boulevard completely blocked out -- blocked off, rather. that's near the section at california street. and it looks like it's actually only blocked off for about one block to clement is where they are zooming in now so park presidio boulevard again completely shut down both directions between california and clement. you can see where there are detours. we are not seeing huge delays because of this yet but again you will have to detour in that area. back to you. >> thank you. we're following some breaking news in the east bay. a toddler found wandering alone
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in a wal-mart parking lot barefoot. police found the boy just after 3 a.m. at the wal-mart on rosewood drive in pleasanton. he is two to three years old and is okay. the boy's mother called 911 about 15 minutes ago. she says somehow the boy got out of their apartment. police are on the way to the mother's home right now. and at this point, police tell us they are not sure if the child will be released back to the mother. they are probably going to want to question her about how that child got out of the house in the first place. more accusations of police misconduct in san francisco. another video has surfaced that appears to show officers entering an apartment without consent. anne makovec is in san francisco with that story. good morning, anne. >> reporter: good morning. this is the cancellation of a felony case here in san francisco, one of several we have heard about recently. this is a marijuana case. the guy had a medical marijuana card. it could show a broader picture
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of police misconduct. a judge threw out the case against a suspect in this case after seeing this video from security cameras at the local apartment building. it shows the officers in a garage and hallway when they allegedly went into an apartment without consent or a search warrant. the video shown by public defender jeff adachi apparently contradicts the officers' written report where it says their badges were visible and they had received permission when they went into the suspect's apartment because of the smell of marijuana. >> as i come out the second time, they try to coerce their way into my door. i told them no. >> in reference to what he quoted this dramatic video and i have seen the video, it's not that dramatic. >> reporter: we're expecting to hear more from the police chief today. dozens of other cases have been dismissed recently because of video raising questions about the accuracy of police reports. this is video from the henry hotel in the tenderloin where
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officers are again accused of entering an apartment without consent. we are expecting to hear from the police chief today and, of course, we'll bring that to you when we get it. >> thank you. anne makovec in san francisco. this morning there is a police manhunt for a home burglary suspect who ran away after crashing head on with cops in the east bay. take a look at this surveillance video. it shows a police car and a suspect's jeep slamming into each other head on. this happened on leeward street yesterday morning. almost immediately, three suspects, you can see them getting out of the car here, took off. officers started combing the neighborhood. >> i think they were thinking they were either in our backyard or in the field behind us. >> police eventually nabbed two of the three suspects on darwin street. one of them hiding in a neighbor's home. police called his cell phone and he answered and admitted he was the man they were looking for. a landslide is threatening a mobile home park in mountain view. three homes have all been red-
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tagged on el camino real. the families evacuated. the homes may slide into a nearby creek. >> people still trying to recover from all of that terrible weather last week. today, though, no such problems with the weather. let's go to lawrence now and see how long in warm weather will last. >> we have a lot of sunshine out there coming our way as, well, high pressure is sitting overhead, the sun just coming up on what looks like a fantastic day outside! yup, it is going to be spectacular! we are going to see another round of records falling around the bay area. that dome of high pressure sitting over head bringing us those offshore winds and, of course, that heats things up just a bit as it approaches the coastline. so those temperatures are going to be soaring in a hurry. here's a look at some of the records for this date. in the afternoon, these are the expected highs and they are all expected to be records on the board. 84 the expected high in san francisco. 84 in oakland. 85 in san jose. and 86 degrees in santa rosa.
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records across the board but we have changes coming. we'll talk more about that in a minute. right now let's check on your traffic with elizabeth. >> first a check of the bay bridge toll plaza. they turned on the metering lights so we are starting to see backups. a beautiful shot of the bay bridge this morning. traffic okay so far just backed up to the end of the parking lot in just the busiest lanes. again the metering lights were just turned on. big there's this morning for ace train especially number one. still almost 40 minutes behind schedule. they are telling us 37 minutes now due to signal issues but it looks like right now train number 3 actually is so far still on time. bart, muni metro and caltrain also reporting no delays. a quick look at chopper 5 where park presidio boulevard is still shut down for one block from clement to california due to this downed power pole. that is your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. san francisco is a hotspot for car thefts. the problem is getting worse. police say auto thefts have
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spiked 10% citywide. burglary thefts from vehicles are up 22% compared with the same time last year. the biggest trouble spots are the financial district, fisherman's wharf, chinatown and theft in those areas up 125%. barry bonds' perjury trial set to resume and prosecutors could rest their case today. they plan to call three more witnesses to testify. prosecutors say they will not be calling any more baseball players, though, to the stand. yesterday former as slugger randy velarde testified he received performance-enhancing drugs from bonds' trainer, greg anderson. velarde is one of four ballplayers to admit that he got steroids from anderson. bonds is charged with lying to a grand jury that he never knowingly took steroids. the prosecution's remaining witnesses include bonds' former orthopedic surgeon, dr. arthur ting. his former personal shopper, kathy hoskins. and a drug testing expert.
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it is 6:37. deliberations could begin as soon and tomorrow in a civil trial stemming from allegations of gang-rape including former members of the de anza college baseball team. kcbs radio's matt bigler is in san jose more about. >> reporter: good morning. in her closing arguments yesterday, the attorney for jane doe in this case said that her client had suffered some damages, emotional damages including insomnia and suicidal thoughts around asked the jury to award her client $7.5 million. this is the first we have heard of the monetary damages associated with this case, 7.5m the case dates back to 2007 when the alleged victim went to a house party hosted by de anza party baseball players. she claims she was given alcohol then led to a side bedroom where she was then raped by several men before being rescued by some de anza college soccer players, some women. the attorneys for two of the baseball players paint a very
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different picture of what happened that night. they say that the alleged victim actually asked for sex that night and that she was now on a, quote, mission for millions. joe wall represents a former de anza baseball player who was dismissed from this case. [ pause ] >> one thing that is certain, though, is that there are many witnesses who described jane doe's conduct as voluntary and consensual. >> now, the plaintiff's attorneys are expected to offer a rebuttal to that tomorrow followed by jury deliberations, which should begin after that. we should note that this case is in civil court because both the d.a.'s office and the state attorney general's office declined to prosecute. they basically said that everyone at the party that night had been drinking. i'm matt bigler live in san
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jose for cbs 5. thank you. 6:39. good news for job seekers. why a lot more companies may be saying, you're hired. >> plus, google gets social. the changes that may remind you a lot of facebook. coming up. >> and just in time for easter, why if could cost you a lot more to satisfy your chocolate craving. >> the market just opened about 10 minutes ago. let's take a look. we have red arrows down the board. coming up we'll get an update from ynez ferre when we come back. stay right there. ,,,,,, this is your captain speaking,
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we are fourteenth in line for take off. beep, beep, beep. looks like its bumper to bumper on the interstate. i gotta get to cleveland! should have skipped that second soda. remove your belt, your watch, your shoes. i wonder what gas costs today. seven dollars for a pillow! an extra bag costs what? i hate traffic! (train child) the train is now arriving. (announcer) the train has arrived indeed. amtrack. enjoy the journey.
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new jobless claims last week... the second decline in three so you liked that sunshine yesterday? well, we have more coming our way, even warmer around the bay area. a nice start to the day. mount vaca cam looking good. it's going to be spectacular. enjoy that sunshine, may seem hot for some, not used to the temperatures. out the door cool inland. offshore ends with and temperatures in the 60s even at the coast right now. by the afternoon, temperatures getting cranked up. 70s at the beaches, should be a beautiful day to get out there. inside the bay 80s as well as
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the valleys. one of those spectacular days a record-breaker around the bay area. huge dome of high pressure across the west coast. it's about to change as early as tomorrow so this is probably the peak of the heat for today. going to see sunshine, more record backing temperatures outside. then too many cooler temperatures at the coast and inside the bay. 85 morgan hill. 72 pacifica. 73 half moon bay. east bay numbers, up into the 80s. brentwood about 85 degrees there. 85 pleasant hill. and 82 degrees in richmond. some of the hotter spots in the north bay. 86 degrees in santa rosa, 86 in napa, and about 80 degrees in vallejo. as we look out over the next few days, yup, today's going to be a record. tomorrow still warm but cooling off especially toward the coast with some of the patchy fog returning. much cooler as we head in toward the weekend. breezy conditions. showers saturday. dry sunday and monday. more rain in the middle of next
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week. let's get a look at your traffic with elizabeth. we are going back out to san francisco and back out to chopper 5. we still have this stretch of park presidio boulevard shut down. we are trying to figure out exactly what portion is shut down. we know it's north of golden gate park. so we think right now the closure extends from comment and possibly all the way -- from clement possibly up to park presidio. pg&e crews are out there detouring traffic around that stretch. so use the avenues to get around it. right now they are detouring cars to the parallel streets right there around park presidio boulevard. no huge delays but avoid the area. live look at 880 through oakland, do want to let you know as well about a small fire that was reported just east of the nimitz freeway on the 1700 block actually of 48th avenue. that is near international boulevard in oakland. a small fire. the fire is now out but we want to let you know there may be
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road closures in that area. in the meantime, northbound and southbound 880 looks great right now as you pass the coliseum. so no issues on the main lines of the freeway. your silicon valley commute great here, as well. no problems right now on westbound 237. give that another half hour or so and we'll likely start to see some brake lights but for now you're good. bay bridge toll plaza not bad. the metering lights have been on for more than 15 minutes but so far no incidents and not very big backups just about to mid lot. and this big rig fire on eastbound 580 is now out. fire crews still possibly blocking one right lane so eastbound traffic moving fine. but westbound 580 still slow making your way out of the altamont pass. and remember kcbs, our radio partners, at 740-am and 106.9- fm. back to you. >> thank you. 4:46. fewer americans filing new jobless claims last week. the second decline in three weeks. >> ines ferre reports from
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cbsmoneywatch report from new york. >> reporter: good morning. fewer americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. assignment layoffs are dropping and companies may be set to hire more workers. the number of jobless claims was down 6,000 last week. the second decline in three weeks. let's see how the market are doing this morning. the dow is up 6 points. the nasdaq is up 1.5. and checking out some of the local stocks, you have leap wireless down 34 cents. now, no more car buy-backs from hyundai. the carmaker ended the program that started in 2009. it would purchase back your new car if you lost your job within a year of buying it. hyundai says about 350 people took advantage of that plan. google has chosen kansas city, kansas to be the first to receive its ultra fast internet
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service. it's said to be 100 times faster than standard broadband service and if everything goes well google plans to expand the super fast fiber network to other cities in the future. and just in time for easter, chocolate is going to cost you more green. candy giant hershey is jack up price by almost 10 -- jacking up prices by almost 10% although it may not be obvious on store shelves right away. the company has to pay more for everything from raw materials to packaging. americans spend about $2 billion every easter. >> thank you, ines ferre with moneywatch. inspiration and change. that's the theme two of movies you may have heard about. >> the host of "eye on the bay" liam mayclem joining us now. liam, good morning to you. >> good morning to you both. in case you don't want to spend your entire weekend outside in the sunshine, you may want to be inside watching a couple of movies. >> sounds good maybe. >> firms the music never stops.
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the movie is based on a published case history by oliver sacks. it's about a neurological oddity and sentimental. a man reconnect with his son gabriel recovering from a brain tumor. squarish parents henry and helen discover that [ indiscernible ] a music therapy plays the records he loved as a young man. the beatles, dylan, the grateful dead. gabe's catatonic state falls away. the movie reminds us of the power of song and the emotional connection we have to the sound track of our lives. this film has been open for a week already but i really wanted too mention it because it's about to leave theaters so catch it in the bay area. >> you liked it? >> i loved it.
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i really did. i'm a big music nut so this one a winner. all right. next up, this is a one night only movie event playing in theaters across the country. and it's around the movie. it's a documentary that focuses on 57-year-old widower terry hitchcock struggling to raise three young children after his wife's death from breast cancer. he decides to run 75 consecutive marathons, yes, in 75 consecutive days. >> oh. >> crazy, yes. a great film, yes. he does this to honor his wife and single parent families. it's narrated by billy bob thornton. it's playing tonight in 518 theaters including many in the bay area. cinemark from napa to san francisco to san jose. so moving. so brilliant. to see where it's playing go to >> he doesn't look in that good
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a shape, either. >> as a marathoner, who has done just one marathon in my lifetime. but doing 57 75 in 75 days. >> i covered the boston marathon for 35 years. you can't walk after. >> a lot of people focused on japan right now and here in the bay area, we always come together when there is a fundraiser to be had. hope for japan this coming tuesday at hotel nico at 5:00. it is just one of many events. i'm working on a list of others and ail get them on our website, later this morning. so local restaurants also doing their bit rye now giving some of the profits to japan. have a brilliant weekend. >> 80 degrees today enjoy. >> i know. absolutely. yeah. >> liam, thanks very much. liam mayclem from "eye on the bay." >> cheers.
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6:51. >> take it away. >> a toddler found wandering alone in a wal-mart parking lot. kiet do just arrived on the scene in pleasanton. >> we have live report in just a moment. the questions police are now asking the mother of this young boy. all coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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a toddler found wandering alone in a wal-mart parking lot.. in let's go back outside with lawrence -- well, lawrence is inside to talk about outside and a beautiful day. >> inside to talk about the outside. i wish i could be outside i'll tell you that. it is going to be one of those days, folks, spectacular weather around the bay area. high pressure in control. these temperatures soaring to record levels by the afternoon. 70s even at the beaches. plenty of 80s elsewhere, a little cooler for tomorrow with some patchy fog moving in along the coastline a chance of showers as we head in toward saturday. breezy conditions, much cooler then. but a return to sunshine come sunday and monday. and probably tuesday of next week. all right. we have a great picture for you on this opening day of baseball. bo is ready for baseball. he has been chewing on that ball all off season long. this is sent in by roger smith. if you would like to send us a picture, send it to i'll tell you what, elizabeth, bo knows baseball.
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>> a lot better than elizabeth! [ laughter ] >> he looks cute. i like him. chopper 5 continues to show us this closure of park presidio boulevard in san francisco. unfortunately, it is kind of a mess right now. park presidio boulevard closed for a couple of blocks from clement all the way to lake in both directions. it sounds like there was an earlier crash. a power pole was damaged. we actually saw some skidmarks from that crash a little earlier from chopper 5. so again, park presidio boulevard a major route to get towards the golden gate bridge completely shut down right now in both directions, again that looks like the scene of that earlier crash. you can see the marks there on the roadway. all right. thank you, chopper 5. more traffic troubles. this time big rig fire, the fire is now out in those eastbound lanes of 580 approaching north flynn. unfortunately they are still waiting for a tow. so a lot of spectator slowing westbound 580 out of the altamont pass. ace train number three also behind schedule about 35 minutes now due to earlier
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signal problems. that is your traffic. back to you. >> thank you. we want to get you up to date on a developing story. a toddler found wandering alone in a wal-mart parking lot in the middle of the night. kiet do is in pleasanton now where police are trying to figure out how that little boy got there. kiet, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, sydnie. we're live here at the wal-mart on rosewood in pleasanton where at 3 a.m., pleasanton police found that toddler wandering in this parking lot barefoot wearing a size 4 diaper and thomas the train pajamas. we have a photo of him released by the pleasanton police department. at that point they tried to figure out how the heck he got here. at 3:00 that happened and then at 6:00, they actual his got a call from a frantic mother from an apartment complex nearby saying that she was missing her son. they put two and two together and figured that they had who they were looking for. so we have actually done a quick search of the area and it looks like there is an apartment complex across the street and the closest ones
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actually nearby. you have to cross major intersections to get to this wal-mart parking lot. so again, police are trying to figure out how the 2 to 3-year- old boy got to this location here in the middle of the night. we'll be probably going to the police department later on today to try to figure that out. but again this boy apparently now is safe. he is in protective custody. the police are likely heading to the mother's unit to see if everything is in shape and no sign of neglect and all that. it's a developing situation and we'll have more throughout the morning. >> certainly very good news, kiet, thank you. kiet do in pleasanton. newark police have been searching for a teen 14-year- old kenny stevenson. its diagnosed with asperger's which is a form of autism. union city police say he went missing last night after he got into an argument with his mother over homework and grades. now, he doesn't have a history of running away. he was seen in the area of pioneer school about 10:00 last
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night. a landslide threatening a mobile home park in mountain view. our photographers shot this video at the sahara village mobile home park on el camino real where their homes have been red-tagged. the families who live there have been forced to evacuate. the concern is the homes may slide into a nearby creek. and the wait is over. >> that's right. opening day for the san francisco giants. the world series champs -- frank is so excited. >> i can't help it! >> taking on the dodgers in los angeles. tim lincecum will be taking the mound. that game starts at 5:00 this afternoon. world series run all over again, huh? >> can't wait to talk about baseball. >> i know. >> sorry, folks. >> 5:00 today! playing the dodgers. >> get out beforehand and enjoy this beautiful weather. >> sunshine and, of course, you may not want to be inside. you may want to listen to the radio. it's going to be beautiful today. >> we'll get through a couple of those little traffic problems. >> ace train delays, bad. >> elizabeth, root for the


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